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FROM THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE to the cultural dimensions of globalization, the fields of sociology and anthropology examine the myriad ways in which society constructs meaning and imposes order. Students learn how humans have interacted throughout history and examine current events in the context of sociological and anthropological principles. Ethnographic fieldwork exposes students to the methods behind anthropological research.

Students in GMC’s Sociology & Anthropology Program learn bio-cultural and cross-cultural perspectives on human-environment interaction, and acquire research skills in both sociology and anthropology. In addition, the program provides students the opportunity for practical experience in institutional settings or human service organizations.

Majors & Minors

  • B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology
  • Minor in Sociology/Anthropology
  • Minor in Women's Studies
  • Minor in Asian Studies

Learning Outcomes
  • Become acquainted with the major theoretical approaches in sociology and anthropology.
  • Be aware of the causes and consequences of human inequalities in social class, gender and race/ethnicity.
  • Integrate the study of biology and culture, thus forming a biocultural perspective, for the broadest pattern of human experience.
  • Develop a comparative perspective on human culture across space and time.
  • Apply critical concepts in sociology and anthropology to contemporary national and global issues and problems.



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